Thought to be written by Muhammad ibn Monavvar, one of Abul-Khayr's grandsons, years after his death, it is also considered a landmark work of Sufi literature as well as one of the most outstanding Persian prose works of the 12th century. A copy of this book has been derived from a scattered hand-written pages stored in a book in a Russian library and discovered by Valentin Zhukovski in Zhukovsky found 2 different copies of the same book, and published the first copy adding the second copy's differences on the side as side notes or subscripts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Monawwar b. The first editor of the text, V. Petersburg, , p. Most recently, F. A tomb attributed to Ebn Monawwar exists near Herat F. The second chapter is divided into three sections, on the wondrous deeds of the shaikh; the stories he related concerning other shaikhs; and his sayings, poems, and correspondence.
The third chapter similarly contains three sections, on the testament of the shaikh; the circumstances of his death; and the miraculous powers he manifested in the tomb. Beyond the division into chapters, little concern for chronological or other sequence is noticeable in the book; its method is episodic, and its chief purpose, the glorification of the shaikh.
Neither edition is fully satisfactory. A selection with a useful introduction was published by A. Submitted tags will be reviewed by site administrator before it is posted online.